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The Effects Of High Blood Pressure
A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more
Many, but...: Every medicine has its own personality, so to speak. So, it is important to take each medicine separately. It is important to weigh the benefit of treating hypertension vs the risk of every medicine. Also, remember that side effects of a medicine vary from a patient to another. Therefore, you need to go over your brochures of medicines and take your concerns to your doctor for face to face answers. ...Read more
What do doctors mean when they say that a patient has brain fog as a direct result of the many side effects of high blood pressure prescriptions?
Cognitive difficulty: Brain fog often refers to a mental "fog" in which cognition is not as clear or feels slow, mental confusion may occur, one is not feeling sharp mentally, can be forgetful, or feel detached. If you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms it is important to discuss with the prescribing provider to consider treatment options as well as be evaluated for other medical causes. ...Read more
Could you tell me what are some effects of high blood pressure medications, and high cholesterol medications?
Many: This question is complicated. There are so many medications for these two diseases. Each medication has its own side effect profile. Please specify which medication. ...Read more
Risk of High B.P.: Having high blood pressure puts you at risk for a heart attack, stroke, heart failure, chronic kidney disease, intracerebral hemorrhage, retinopathy etc. This is why a healthy well balanced diet, exercise, and antihypertensive medication (when needed) are vital to staying healthy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Irbesartan (avapro) can cause allergic facial swelling (angioedema), low blood pressure, high potassium and decreased white cell counts. It should not be used in females who could become pregnant. In spite of this the drug is often well tolerated and effective in patients with hypertension and will soon be available in generic form. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does the combination of losartin and Lipitor (atorvastatin) have side effects? Can one be high blood pressure.
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)
A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure (top number) and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number). The systolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. Ideal blood pressure is 120/80 or lower. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is 140/90 or higher. ...Read more
Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more
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